E. Phillips Oppenheim eBooks
Oppenheim was born 22 October 1866 in Leicester, the son of a leather merchant, and worked in his father's business for almost twenty years. He went to Wyggeston grammar school. In 1892 he married Elise Clara Hopkins. They lived in Evington, Leicestershire until the First World War,and had one daughter. During the war he worked for the Ministry of Information. His literary success enabled him to buy a villa in France and a yacht, then a house in Guernsey, though he lost access to this during the Second World War. Afterwards he regained the house, le Vanquiédor in St. Peter Port, and he died there on 3 February 1946.